Association between cold dialysis and cardiovascular survival in hemodialysis patients

Heng Jung Hsu, Chiung Hui Yen, Kuang Hung Hsu, Chin Chan Lee, Shu Ju Chang, I. Wen Wu, Chiao Yin Sun, Chia Chi Chou, Chen Chao Yu, Ming Fang Hsieh, Chun Yu Chen, Chiao Ying Hsu, Cheng Hao Weng, Chi Jen Tsai, Mai Szu Wu

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Background. Higher cardiovascular mortality has been noted in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD patients are also known to have impaired energy expenditure but the role of energy expenditure in cardiovascular disease is not yet known. Furthermore, the association between cold dialysis (CD) and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients is unclear.Methods.This was a single-center retrospective cohort study consisting of two groups: a CD group with dialyzate temperature

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2457-2464
Number of pages8
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cold dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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